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It’s not really a balcony. It is simply stadium seating in the back.
The Night Shift had a separate address upstairs but the Moulin Rouge (3 screens, 1985) may have encompassed both.
Well TV ownership was insignificant until the fifties and the main flight to the suburbs also occurred after the war.
You left out the competition from new palaces with live entertainment at depression prices.
“Once is Not Enough” Just because it was playing at other theatres doesn’t mean it was not a move-over from the Astor Plaza where it had been playing for three months.
MARK TRIPLEX (as per the intro) The triplex opened in December 1976 so the marquee could not have been up in 1975. “In Search of Noah’s Ark” was a first-run opening feature. By September 1977 the Mark was closed.
EMBASSY 2,3,4 (as per the intro) Opened in December 1977 with “A Piece of the Action” on move-over from the Criterion on two screens.
“Apocalypse Now” This August 1979 release moved from the Ziegfeld to the Cinerama Twin in November 1979 in the 70mm print version. In late December 1979 it opened on all three Embassy screens, now three years old, in 35mm.
I don’t think Warner gutted the Beacon interior. I suspect they redesigned it for sound.
My guess would be the depression. Some theatre owners couldn’t discount enough to compete.
“The Blue Max” was a two shows a day Roadshow at the Sutton.
Nice interior shots of this theatre during its early heyday as a classy nightclub can be seen in the final scenes of the Lucille Ball- Henry Fonda 1942 film “The Big Street”. Although it looks like a fake art-deco set, it is actually the Cinema Casino.
I doubt it, Luis. It was a mini-mall for years.
The Address was 8549 CORAL WAY, 33155
Great new site.
Love the ‘subscribe’ option, photo options and the easy to read type.
One minor peeve; on the theatre search option, I think you meant ‘number of screens’ instead of ‘screen size’.
Astyanax, the take-over goes back to 1943 so it may have been independently owned before that.
Guild did. It says it in the intro.
I found the ads for “ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH”. It played at the DeMille subrun in September on move-over from the Astor Plaza.
“Walking Tall” was playing subrun at the DeMille in August-September 1974 when the theatre disappears from NYT ads. Is this when it caught fire?
techman, “Once Is Not Enough” opened at the Astor Plaza in June 1975. “Walking Tall” was not released in New York until 1974.
The DeMille re-opened as the Mark 1-2-3 in 1976.
“Walking Tall” opened here in February 1974. the New York premiere was almost a year after the rest of the country.
Thank you Harvey.
And THX was a noise reduction certification system that was mostly about marketing and collecting fees even if standards failed.
So the light on the screen is generated by the lens, not the lamp, and THX was some kind of projection brightness system.
I knew Al well.
Since Ken Roe has added another porn Metropolitan does anyone know when the Metropolitan closed and when THE MET opened?
The Village Voice ads above are from 1970.
Which of the two was THE MET in 1970?
David, although “CHELSEA GIRLS” had a successful year end run at the Regency in December 1966, it had already premiered in September of that year at the Film-maker’s Cinematheque on 41st street where it showed for several weeks to great acclaim.
I agree saps.
Someday we will tell younger generations about a time when there were 38 screens on 42nd street, across from each other, showing 2D & 3D Hollywood fare, art house, opera, philharmonic concerts, Broadway shows and grind house schlock, all at the same time, to audiences who enjoyed sitting together, albeit in smaller screens than in the heyday of cinema.
Although not the Roxy, this is sure better than Skype. Enjoy it while it is still here.
I think it is the rowdy mob scene there on weekends. It is specially bad on major horror and action flicks, as it always has been on 42nd street.
By the way, don’t knock the 240 people per day per screen. The Ziegfeld and the Paris could only dream of such an average.